A 37 year old Iranian who had attempted to smuggle out foreign currency valued at Rs. 28 million was caught at Katunayaka International Airport today (10th) morning.
He has been attached to a project in Sri Lanka and had traveled between Iran and Sri Lanka on several occasions it has been revealed.
He was apprehended by Customs today on a tip off while waiting to board QR 655 Qatar Airlines flight to Qatar. Euro 175,000 was found wrapped in a sarong in his travelling bag says Customs.